distinguere etymology

Italian word distinguere comes from Latin dis-, Latin stinguo (I put out, extinguish.), Latin di-, Latin stinguere

Detailed word origin of distinguere

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
dis- Latin (lat) Asunder, apart, in two. Reversal, removal. Utterly, exceedingly.
stinguo Latin (lat) I put out, extinguish.
di- Latin (lat)
stinguere Latin (lat)
distinguo Latin (lat) I adorn or decorate. I distinguish, separate, divide or part.
distinguere Italian (ita) (transitive) to distinguish, discern, discriminate. (transitive) to mark, indicate.

Words with the same origin as distinguere

Descendants of dis-
difficile diffondere diffuso diminuire diretto direzione dirigere diritto discorso discreto discutere disponibile distanza distrarre distratto distrazione distretto distribuire divertimento divertire dritto indispensabile staccare staccato
Descendants of di-
diverso divorzio